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What to Do If You Lose Your Star Player

What would happen if you lost your star player? Every business has invaluable employees, and losing a star employee can be devastating. But it doesn’t have to be a catastrophic event. If the worst happens and your star player leaves, here’s what to do: Don’t Overreact In a situation like this, it’s easy to overreact […]

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How to Break the Bad News: You Didn’t Get the Job

After conducting numerous interviews and completing the slow process of narrowing down your potential employee pool, you have finally decided which employee to hire. However, after you verify that your chosen employee will accept the position, you are then faced with an equally unpleasant undertaking, which is to inform the other applicants that they did […]

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The Top 10 Hiring Mistakes

  Hiring Mistakes What’s the greatest cause of employee turnover today? An economy flush with career opportunity?  Downsizing? Retirement?  According to a recent study by Harvard University, almost 80% of workplace turnover is due to hiring mistakes. Many companies spend more time selecting a new copier than they do hiring a new employee.  Yet a […]

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Candidate Skill Testing – What the Scores Really Mean

To ensure you get the best people, staffing agencies employ a number of candidate skill testing means. Typically, job applicants must successfully  complete telephone screens, interviews, reference checks, and one or more skill tests. Staffing Agency Blog Skill testing provides an objective measure of a candidate’s ability to perform.   Companies such as QWIZ, Know It All, and Presenting […]

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101 Ideas on How to Get the Employees You Want

How to Get the Employees You Want As the labor market gets increasingly competitive, sourcing highly skilled talent is going to become more challenging. How to Get Employees You Really Want 1.  Anticipate staffing needs. 2.  Target messages to a specific type   of candidate. 3.  Understand the needs of targeted   candidates, and appeal to   their […]

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Try Before You Buy – An Easier Way to Hire

There are many advantages to hiring through a staffing agency. Try before you buy is one of them: Read “Try Before You Buy, an Easier Way to Hire”

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Best Practices for Using Temporary Employees

When managers think about using temporary staffing, they typically think about it in terms of: place an order, a temp shows up, does a few hours of work, and leaves. And then the bill arrives. But as you know, the companies that get the best results from staffing put more effort into planning for and […]

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Staffing for Profit

When used strategically, staffing can be a tool that can make a big impact on your bottom line. This article reviews several of the ways staffing can be used to control costs, enhance productivity, drive revenue growth and manage risk. Read “Staffing for Profit”

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How to Interview and Hire Top People Each and Every Time

Ponder for a moment the last person you hired. After you selected them, did they work out as intended? Or did they turn into somebody totally unlike what you thought when you interviewed them? The most important aspect of any business is recruiting, selecting, and retaining top people. Research shows those organizations that spend more […]

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